Crime in Cork, Ireland

Crime rates in Cork, Ireland

Level of crime
34.33 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
65.98 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
32.34 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
27.85 Low
Worries car stolen
26.49 Low
Worries things from car stolen
32.90 Low
Worries attacked
33.16 Low
Worries being insulted
37.99 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
19.32 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
54.25 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
42.83 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
31.42 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
28.81 Low

Safety in Cork, Ireland

Safety walking alone during daylight
77.07 High
Safety walking alone during night
51.93 Moderate

Contributors: 164

Last update: March 2023

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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4 Comments so far
User on Oct 31, 2022:
Cork is pretty safe if you are aware of your surroundings and stay in the city. As long as you don't make yourself a target nothing will happen. There are a lot of people on drugs but you just ignore them and mind your own business and they will do the same. Bike theft is a big crime in Cork so just lock your bikes too and you'll be fine. I've never been robbed in Cork but I know some people that have..
Alex on Aug 21, 2020:
Ive been living in Cork for over 18 years now. I moved when i was 7 with my parents. For quite some time i thought it was very safe but recently the crime has started to rise a lot. I lived in a suburb very close to the city and there were many fights at night. People were also starting fights with me for no reason. Our house was vandalized(broken windows and egged) I moved to the city center over a year ago and both mine and my brothers motorcycles were stolen, our neighbors car had been vandalized and another had its wheels stolen. There are also plenty of druggies at night but during the day its peaceful enough besides the odd drunk passed out in the park.
Kerryman in Exile on Jun 09, 2020:
I've lived in Cork City since 1992. Neither myself, my wife, not my three now adult children have ever been the victims of any crime whatsoever. That's right; no assaults, burglaries, no pickpocketting, no anything! Cork is an incredibly safe city to raise a family. It's easygoing and friendly.
Anonoymous on May 01, 2020:
Apparently and sadly, Cork is not as safe as how this website suggests. I have been doing some research because I have been thinking to move there to improve my English skills and I have just found this facebook post:

(Almost everyone say they don't feel safe walking on Cork streets and they're locals!!).

Also, I have been following news from Dublin and Cork and unfortunately, assaults happen pretty often in both cities. It's really sad.

If you're wanting to move to Ireland, I would suggest you to check everything you can before moving. You can ask to locals or check news from the city you're wanting to move to. I don't believe people who say that all cities are dangerous. Cork is not that big, I have visited a much bigger city from my country (this page ranks it with a much higher crime) and I've never felt unsafe walking there! Also, I live nearby a city that has 103,477 inhabitants (Cork has around 200,000) and I've never felt unsafe walking at day/night.

Ireland seems to have a thug issue. Those are called "Irish Travellers" and they are the scumbag of Ireland. Unfortunately, the whole country is full of them:

I hope this comment helps! I would honestly consider to move to another country instead. I'm not willing to feel unsafe nor in danger.